When I wake up, I usually open Twitter to go with my coffee. Today is the first time I opened Mastodon first and the first interesting toot was about a barista. There are no coincidences.
Dear Twitter, you obviously don’t understand your own product or your users. Your infatuation with becoming something you are not will be the death of you, if you continue along this path. You lack apps on many OSes and the ones you do have aren’t very good. Stop this madness. Stop being delusional. Stop supporting evil. Do. The. Right. Thing. And bring back full API access to 3rd-party clients, whose creators actually understand our needs. #BreakingMyTwitter
I am still unsure about leaving Twitter but I am on Mastodon. You can find me @email@example.com. Come say hi.
The discussion under this tweet, in which a Twitter developer — Andy Piper — chimes in, is completely bizarre. I don’t know Andy, so I have no clue if he’s trolling or being extremely sarcastic — it sure seems that way — but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. Tim Hetzel answered one of his questions with the following…
Sometimes I wish I could follow people’s tweets via RSS (without jumping through any hoops).
I was going to be nice and professional about it, write a few paragraphs about the future of the platform, but you know what… You don’t screw with the most loyal 1% of your users (which is a few million people in case you haven’t noticed).
Fuck you Twitter!
Tweetbot 3.0 for Mac dropped today! I’ve only had a few minutes to play with it so far, but it’s looking like a solid release — I’ve taken to some of the new functionality immediately.
The new 3.0 isn’t a free upgrade this time, which isn’t surprising, since we haven’t paid for the Mac version since 2012 and it’s 1.0 release. Since I practically live on Twitter, I had no qualms about the price, but your mileage may vary.
No complaints or regrets so far — I’m very happy with the new version.
Micro.blog seems like the only sensible alternative to Twitter and Facebook at the moment. I love that it’s built on open web technologies even if it isn’t yet as frictionless as Twitter. I strongly feel that this is the way to go in the age of closing everything down.
Surprising morning — Twitter appears to be down from my location, but fine when I VPNed myself to the UK. This hasn’t happened in a long time. I went to Micro.blog instead, but found that my timeline is a bit short. Discovered a cool iOS trick while editing this post though!
I love Twitter, but if anything happens to it, I will lose all my tweets — I’m still waiting for my archive, which I ‘ordered’ many months ago — so I’m considering microblogging here on Infinite Diaries instead. My inspiration for this post format comes from Manton Reece of course.
While I can understand being inspired by something and putting your own spin on it, I hate blatant copying. It’s hard to judge the new Instagram Stories any other way — they took what Snapchat created and integrated it into Instagram. While it’s true that some things are a bit different, it’s still theft. The surprising part is that I haven’t started hating Instagram, which has always been the preferred way to share my photography with the world. There is one feature that I would like to see added to Instagram Stories (or Snapchat for that matter), which would make it a better storytelling tool than it currently is…
Tapbots released Tweetbot 4.3 for iOS with a few new great features, making me want to pay them for their app all over again.
I’ve been traveling these past few weeks, having a wonderful time in Morocco, and I didn’t have my MacBook with me—I went iPhone only and I didn’t regret it until two days ago, when the wonderful folks at Tapbots announced Tweetbot 2.0 for Mac [App Store]. This has been my goto Twitter client ever since the iPhone version gained notifications back in … a long time ago. This is also my favourite piece of software. Ever.